Learning Disability

Apr 21, 2024

We believe in the equal rights of people with a learning disability, autism and other support needs.

With no regional Learning Disability register, it is not surprising that Government finds it challenging to plan adequate levels of services and supports to meet peoples’ needs.

The University of Ulster[1] estimate prevalence amongst those aged 16+ at 1.7%, which is approximately 25,750 persons, based on 2021 Census population.

[1] https://www.ulster.ac.uk/research/topic/psychology/projects/completed/learning-disability-data-and-northern-ireland



International Agreement on the Rights of Disabled People 2181kb
UNCRPD Easy Read, 2007
We Have Rights – Booklet for Self-Advocates 4689kb
Harvard Project, 2007
Statistics on People with Learning Disabilities in Northern Ireland 512kb
NI Assembly, 2014
What Matters to Me 1187kb
Patient Client Council, 2015
Priority issues for people with a learning disability in Northern Ireland 6061kb
APLDG, 2018
Learning disability and Northern Ireland: Achieving proportionate universalism through administrative data research 3878kb
Ulster University, 2020
COVID 19 and Learning Disability 610kb
Ulster University, 2021
Looking into why disabled people are not treated fairly and supported to afford the things they need 3697kb
Equality Commission/Human Rights Commission NI, 2023
Nothing Without Us: A guide to Co-Production 1095kb
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation, 2024

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